I hope you are right! I would love to get a horse (or 2) sooner than later, but like I said I need more know-how first, its been years since I've had any contact with horses. Probably we'll start with leasing a horse or we'll adopt one here locally. We know of a place that will only adopt them out if you come visit, groom and ride them for atleast 6 months to make sure they are a fit and that you are fit enough for them, that is what we are thinking of to start out. I think the biggest mistake one can make is jumping into things too quickly, only the horse suffers from this mistake and that's not fair. Thank you for your advice.